Politics + Government

Titus calls on Laxalt to oppose Trump 3D guns policy

BY: - July 30, 2018

Several states are suing to stop the Trump administration’s decision to allow a company to publish downloadable blueprints for 3D guns. Nevada is not one of them. Hoping that will change, Rep. Dina Titus, D-Las Vegas, fired off a letter to Republican gubernatorial candidate and Attorney General Adam Laxalt Monday calling on him get on […]

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Poll suggests immigration could backfire on Republicans

BY: - July 25, 2018

Minority voters do not support the Trump administration’s hardline immigration policies and favor Democrats in battleground congressional districts by double-digit margins, according to a poll released Tuesday by Latino Decisions.  The poll surveyed voters in 61 competitive U.S. House races, including Nevada’s 3rd and 4th congressional districts, and found that Latinos, African-Americans and Asian and Pacific […]


Rosen on ICE

BY: - July 21, 2018

“Open borders,” “violent and ruthless members of the MS-13 gang,” “countless illegal aliens,” “dangerous criminal aliens,” “drugs flowing into our communities,” “devastation,” and, of course, “law and order” — the resolution approved by the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday was full of so many racist dog whistles that it could have been tweeted by the […]

Guinn Center report on Energy Choice Initiative: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

BY: - July 19, 2018

“We cannot make a conclusive determination as to whether restructuring, all else equal, contributes to rate increases or rate decreases.” That’s the main takeaway from a Guinn Center report released Thursday on the impact of Question 3, also called the Energy Choice Initiative, if passed by voters in November. The nonprofit, bipartisan Nevada think tank’s […]

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Nevada Republicans in the upside down

BY: - July 19, 2018

Since at least the start of the Cold War, Republicans have insisted that they’re the tough ones. Unlike “bleeding heart liberals,” Republicans are the Daddy Party, the hard-boiled realists who see the world for the dangerous place it really is. To protect your freedoms, vote Republican, because Democrats are weaklings and Republicans love America more. […]

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Democrats jump on Kavanaugh’s Yucca Mountain ruling

BY: - July 18, 2018

No stranger to rocks and hard places, Sen. Dean Heller may be facing a new campaign issue: the perennial political chess piece and proposed nuclear waste dump site that is Yucca Mountain. A Washington Post piece published Wednesday points out that Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh in 2013 penned a 2-1 majority court opinion stating […]

Heller “pleased” with Trump’s “sincere” would/wouldn’t clarification

BY: - July 18, 2018

In Helsinki during his joint press appearance with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump once again doubted the U.S. intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. election. “I don’t see any reason why it would be” Russia, Trump said. Tuesday, under fire from even those in his own party for siding […]

Senate Democrats introduce bill to unite immigrant families

BY: - July 17, 2018

Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto has joined with Democratic colleagues Kamala Harris of California and Jeff Merkley of Oregon as lead sponsors of legislation “to reunite families at or near ports of entry.” The bill “would require the Trump administration to immediately reunite separated children with their parents, ensure that separated children have access to […]

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Nevada Republicans run for cover as Trump plays ball with Putin

BY: - July 16, 2018

UPDATE: Late Monday Dean Heller’s office issued a statement to some Nevada news outlets saying the senator trusted “our intelligence community’s assessment on Russian interference, not Vladimir Putin’s.” Heller’s statement made no mention President Trump.  Democrats in Nevada and the U.S. are almost universal in their condemnation of President Donald Trump’s performance at a Helsinki […]


Laxalt campaign’s “Shady Steve” website prompts plea from Sisolak’s former girlfriend

BY: - July 12, 2018

UPDATE July 13: Kathleen Vermillion told the Current that her attorney, Dominic Gentile, sent a similar letter several months ago to Steve Sisolak’s primary opponent, Chris Giunchigliani, as a precautionary measure.  Vermillion says Gentile declined to send a preemptive letter to Laxalt and was moved to action by the campaign website attacking Sisolak.  Gentile would […]

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“Nevadans should have a voice in the process” — unless they shouldn’t

BY: - July 11, 2018

Nevada Sen. Dean Heller is very fond of calling on Congress to take swift action on all manner of things. He’s even made a “no budget no pay” measure, under which members of Congress wouldn’t get paid unless they pass a budget and appropriation bills on time, something of a signature legislative aspiration over the […]


Sisolak: Don’t trust reproductive rights to Laxalt

BY: - July 10, 2018

The fact that abortion rights are codified in Nevada law doesn’t mean citizens should be complacent.  That’s the warning from some Democratic candidates for office, who are using Donald Trump’s game-changing choice for the Supreme Court to hammer home the importance of November’s election.   Clark County Commissioner and gubernatorial hopeful Steve Sisolak, state senate […]